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Henry IV Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 2:00 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 PM

He's called Shakespeare's greatest character and his most decadent, but both camps agree: Sir John Falstaff is one of the stage's most thrilling symbols of human freedom. Balanced against a monarch, a warrior and a princely heir, Falstaff's wit and pathos loom large. In this single evening, drawn from both parts of Henry IV, two fathers wrangle for the love of sons whose destinies will rattle the rafters of the world.

At the height of the Civil War, Notre Dame produced Henry IV as its first Shakespeare play. Exactly 150 years later, we celebrate the Festival's 15th anniversary with the same story of rebellious children and rebels to the state. Join us as we raise our swords (and glasses) high!

PRE-TALK | LEARN
Join us for a Beyond The Stage pre-show talk 60 minutes before each performance. Aug 22-31.

 
A Small Family Business National Theatre Live Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

Directed by Adam Penford
160 minutes, DCP

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987. Jack McCracken is a man of principle in a corrupt world…but not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes.

★★★★
"Classic Ayckbourn. Nigel Lindsay is superb."
Daily Telegraph

★★★★
"A spirited production. Blends morality, fable and black farce."
Independent

★★★★
"A fast and furious farce."
Daily Express

 
We are the Best! (2013) New at the Browning Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 PM
Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:30 PM

Directed by Lukas Moodyson
With Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin
Not Rated, 102 minutes, DCP
Swedish with English subtitles

From Swedish master Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band--despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

 
Hearts of the World (1918) The Great War on Film Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:00 PM

Directed by D.W. Griffith
With Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Robert Harron
Not Rated, Silent (live musical accompaniment), 117 minutes, 35mm

Griffith’s poignant and harrowing tale of lovers torn apart by World War I, a conflict beyond their comprehension. They both lose family members; the girl is nearly driven insane, and the boy is wounded and thought lost. Made in the heat of World War I, the film is intensely anti-German although its propaganda message now appears somewhat dated. Some of the war scenes were filmed on location near the actual front lines in France.

Free for ND students.

 
Ashes and Diamonds (1958) Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:00 PM

Directed by Andrzej Wajda
With Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska
Not Rated, 103 minutes, DCP
Polish with English subtitles

Ashes and Diamonds is set on the last day of World War II and the first day of peace seen through the eyes of Maciek, a young Polish resistance soldier. The old is rapidly mixing with the new as Nazi rule ends and a new communist regime comes to power. Should Maciek continue his combat when he wants to live a peaceful life? An iconic portrait of the dilemma of a whole generation in Poland, rooted in the literary tradition of great, tragic dramas of romanticism.

Free for ND Students

 
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